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Haik Kazazyan & Carter Johnson
Presented by Müzewest Concerts
Born in Yerevan, Armenia and trained at the Moscow Conservatory studying under Prof. Eduard Grach (2000-2006) and at the Royal College of Music in London under Prof. Itzhakh Rashkovsky (2006-2008). Haik Kazazyan is a prize winner of many international competitions, including the 12th International Tchaikovsky Competition (2002, fourth prize), the Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud Competition in Sion (Switzerland, 2004, first prize and three special prizes), the Isang Yun Competition in Tongyeong (South Korea, 2007, first prize and audience favourite award), and the George Enescu Competition in Bucharest (2011, second prize). He performs in the world’s major concert venues as well as participating in the Verbier Festival, the Stars on Baikal Festival, and the Arts Square Festival among many others. In 2010 his solo album Opera Fantasies was released by the American Delos label. Since 2002 he has been a soloist for the Moscow Philharmonic and since 2008 has taught at the Moscow Conservatory. In June 2015, Haik Kazazyan received third prize at the very prestigious 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition.
Praised for his "spellbinding" and "electric" playing, twenty-one-year-old Carter Johnson is establishing a reputation as one of Canada’s most promising young pianists. His extensive competition experience includes being selected to compete in the Shenzhen International Piano Concerto Competition (Guangdong, China), the Hilton Head International Piano Competition (South Carolina, USA), and the Julia Crane International Piano Competition (New York, USA), where he won second prize at the age of 16. Johnson’s other competition prizewinnings include Second Place (along with the Baroque and chamber music prizes) in the CFMTA National Piano Competition (Regina) at age 14, the award for the best interpretation of the imposed work at the OSM Manulife Competition (Montréal), third prize in the Shean Piano Competition (Edmonton), and many awards at Performing Arts B.C., including First Prize in all four Canadian divisions. His extensive concerto repertoire ranges from Bach to Prokofiev, and he has performed with several prestigious orchestras including the Victoria Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of Northern New York.
Johann Sebastian Bach - Partita no. 1 for solo violin, b minor, BWV. 1002
Sergei Prokofiev - Sonata no. 2 for violin and piano, D Major, op. 94bis
-Allegro con Brio
Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770) - Sonata in g minor, op. 1, no. 10 "Didone abbandonata"
-Presto non troppo
C. Franck (1822-1890) - Sonata for violin and piano in A Major
-Allegretto ben moderato
-Allegro - Quasi lento - Tempo 1
-Recitativo - Fantasia (Ben moderato - Largamente - Molto vivace)
-Allegretto poco mosso
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|Tuesday Oct 24, 2017 7:30 pm|